Children Exposed to Violence


The goals of the Children Exposed to Violence Program are to: (1) reduce the frequency and severity of violence in homes, schools, and communities, (2) reduce the short- and long-term traumatic impact of violence, increase community safety and accountability, (3) improve the response to children exposed to violence, (4) improve the safety and well-being of children, and create a national dialogue on the issue of children exposed to violence. To establish and replicate effective prevention, intervention, treatment, and professional as well as public education strategies as well as a comprehensive continuum of care for children and teens, from birth through age 17, who have been exposed to violence.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
An act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Not applicable
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable
Generally applicant documentation includes the Standard Form 424 (SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance), a program narrative, budget detail worksheet, and budget narrative. There also are a number of certifications that may be required, and other elements, as specified in the program announcement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants for DOJ funding can submit applications online through either the federal grants portal Grants.Gov ( or the DOJ's Grants Management System (GMS) ( Each program announcement will specify which system should be used for that program and will contain detailed technical instructions on how to register with the system as well as apply for funding. Applicants are generally required to register and create a profile in GMS.
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies by project
Not applicable.
See applicable program announcement.
How are proposals selected?
Varies by program. Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities established by OJJDP and applicable laws.
How may assistance be used?
On the basis of a yearly appropriation and sufficient funds, the use of the funds may be in support of prevention, intervention, treatment, and community organizing strategies to implement a comprehensive continuum of care for children and teens, from birth through age 17, who have been exposed to violence. 100% of the funds are used for discretionary activities in support of program implementation. As this is a discretionary grant programs, 100% of the funds are used for discretionary activities in support of program implementation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
See Uniform Administrative Requirements, 2 C.F.R. Part 200 at Subpart F - Audit Requirements (Sec. 200.500 - 200.507) as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.
All financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award must be retained for a period of three (30 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report (Federal Financial Report/SF-425). For more information, see Uniform Administrative Requirements 2 C.F.R. SS 200.333 as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length and time phasing of assistance vary by project--see applicable program announcement. see applicable program announcement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street, NW 2136
Washington , DC 20531 US
Phone: 2023079963
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$24,004.00; FY 19 FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards may range up to $2.5 million.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Children Exposed to Violence Program solicitations, Office of Justice Programs' Financial Guide 2011 ( guide/DOJ/index.htm ) and Post award Instructions (, , applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 A state policy initiative entitled the Multi-System, Trauma-Informed Collaborative for Children Exposed to Violence is underway in three states. The purpose of the initiative is to overcome the challenges of identifying children with trauma and then screening, assessing, and treating them – regardless of which state system they present in. Three states (Washington, Illinois, and Connecticut) are receiving comprehensive training and technical assistance to state teams responsible for the well-being of affected children, youth, and their families. A major national law enforcement organization is partnering with a university-based childhood trauma center to enhance the understanding of children’s exposure to violence and childhood trauma among law enforcement leaders and police officers within state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. The purpose of the program is improve law enforcement’s identification of, and response to, traumatized children by delivering comprehensive, expert training and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies and their community partners.


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